A number of Baldock Churches will be playing host to events in support of the Baldock Festival, the events taking place are:
This year’s demonstration, A Planting we will go, will be given by Daphne Grant.
There will be refreshments and a raffle.
Baldock and Clothall WI are providing a traditional homemade Champagne Afternoon Tea where you will be served tea or coffee, plus a glass of champagne.
Your afternoon tea stand will consist of sandwiches with a variety of fillings, freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream plus a selection of pastries and cakes.
Tickets are not available to buy on the door so please buy in advance from the Community Centre.
Another Murder Mystery evening, organised by Baldock Town Twinning Association. Prepare to be entertained, mystified and nourished…yet again. Dinner will be served during the interval, but please bring along your own nibbles for the evening.
This price covers your entry fee, a hot supper plus, of course, dessert, a reasonably priced bar (no BYO, please) as well as the Murder Mystery entertainment. There will also be a raffle.
The maximum number of seats is 90, so do not leave it too late before you get your tickets.
The event is for the ROYAL BRITISH LEGION Poppy appeal. It will be a ticket event only, tickets to be bought in advance. Last day to buy tickets is Friday 4th May.
Come and join us for an afternoon of 60’s songs.
Classique are a singing group who are all from Baldock who sing at the local care homes, for other groups in the town, including the W.I, The Senior Club, The Royal British Legion and many more. If you would like more information about us you can contact the Secretary J.Middleton on 07948377089.
The programme will include the Clarinet Quintet by the renowned film composer Richard Rodney Bennett (who died in 2017) and a cheerful Classical Style Quartet by Crusell. There will also be music by Schubert. Players: Rob Hughes and Lesley Pearce violins, Heather Birt viola, Lucinda Wright cello and Alison Eales clarinet.
Refreshments will be served in the interval.
Tea and cakes will be served during the afternoon.
Everyone welcome. Free entry.
St Mary’s Church Tower. 7.30-9.00pm. Meeting by Peter’s Door at the foot of the tower to the left of the main door.
If you have ever fancied having a go at bell-ringing or wondered how it was done, this evening will give you the chance to find out. Access is fairly challenging—there are 44 worn steps in the spiral staircase, so appropriate footwear should be worn. No previous bell-ring experience is necessary.
Because the space is small, tickets are limited to 12. There is no charge but you must pick up a ticket from the Community Centre.
Come along and support the URC and have a fun evening at the same time.
Refreshments will be available.
The evening is a mixture of the Stevenage Male Voice Choir’s varied and extensive repertoire which covers all genres of music, including show songs, popular standards, blues, spirituals and some religious and opera pieces. So there is something for everyone.
- A Cole Porter Medley (full)
- I Got Rhythm
- Fields of Gold
- Stout Hearted Men
- Autumn Leaves
- Ben Ward piano solo
- Heat of my Hearts
- The Show must go on
- Stormy Weather
- Some Enchanted Evening
- The Rose
- Ben Solo
- An American Trilogy
- Salut d’amour
- Over the Rainbow
- 60 Years of Harmony
Mike O’Neill, who taught piano and jazz at Knights Templar School for more than 20 years, leads his big band, ‘The Mobb’, an ensemble of local players, in a programme of swing and jazz, featuring music from the movies.
Do come and join us and help us to raise funds for the next phase of the restoration. Pay bar and complimentary canapes.
The Stotfold Salvation Army Band will play a medley of tunes and hymns to delight and entertain you.
Refreshments will be served in the interval.
Everyone is most welcome to attend this coffee morning and ‘Bring and Buy’ to raise funds for Christian Aid.
St Mary’s Church Hall, (Behind the Church in the Churchyard).
The St Mary’s Church Coffee Bar has been going strong for over 30 years, serving Baldock with a selection of Coffee and Cakes every Wednesday and Saturday from 10am to 12.00pm.
As part of the Street Fair Day the Coffee Bar will have extended opening to 4pm.
Children must be over eight years of age and, if under 16 years, must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Sensible footwear must be worn. All proceeds to Church Restoration Funds. The main area of the church will also be open for free for people to look round.
Subject to weather there may also be additional events taking place – see facebook.com/StMaryTheVirginBaldock for more info.
There will be a number of History Tours of the Church. There will be 2 tours one at 11am and one at 3pm.
Come and join us for a Royal Wedding Garden Party in our beautiful garden. We will be serving homemade cream teas, sandwiches and cakes. There will also be a traditional childrens games hall in the church, so try your luck at splat a rat, tin can alley, pin the crown on the queen and many more. Come along and join the fun!
The CWGQ is a group of around twenty-five singers and instrumentalists, performing the distinctive psalms, hymns, anthems and carols that were sung in the west galleries of English country churches in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
Cream teas and Pimms (and other refreshments)